Ras Mohamed Sharm El Sheikh Dive Sites

Shark Observatory

  • 27°44.005′ N – 34°15.605′
  • observation terrace on the top of the Ras Mohammed promontory, but also the diving site that is on a level with that promontory This is a magnificent wall dive, also known as the Ras Mohammed Wall: while looking down into the deep blue, you can admire a grandiose environment and at the same time see large pelagic predators and Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata). Even a Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) has been seen in this area.
  • The classic dive begins not far from the second observation terrace on the cliff. After descending to about 15 meters (but not deeper as the route is relatively long and not all scuba divers may have sufficient air) you can explore the wall on your left, which is rich in Alcyonarians, gullies, shelters and caves swarming with life, without losing sight of the blue from which jackfish, barracuda and some sharks might suddenly appear. On a line with the southern corner of the promontory, the wall takes a sharp turn
  • westwards and runs towards the small beach under the observatory: here you will see some large gorgonians (Subergorgia Hickson) and, further up, a majestic overhang. Continue along the wall until you enter an extremely beautiful cave that has a large fissure in its top through which light filters inside creating evocative effects. From this cave, you can exit directly onto the reef.
  • Look out for
  • Features
  • Superb marine landscape. • The chance to see large pelagic predators.
  • Gorgonian
  • Soft coral
  • Trevally
  • Comments • Check the direction of the current; it is better to dive when the tide is ebbing. Stay at a depth of 15-20 meters and ascend to 8-5 meters in the last phase of your dive. • The afternoon is ideal for observing the spectacular effects of the light.